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Hello Everyone, 

Fall is here and there is still time for gardening! Spring bulbs can be planted until the ground freezes and it is a wonderful time to split perennials and plant trees and shrubs. The weather is so warm. Enjoy while it lasts! 

Did you miss the Let's Talk Healthy Trees from the roots up with Sarah Taslimi? It is on the Nith Valley EcoBoosters' YouTube channel until the end of October. CLICK here to watch at your leisure. Let's Tree Wilmot created a resource document on how to take care of your trees. CLICK here for the resource doc.
The webinar covered:  
What tree would suit my yard? Why get a native tree? How do I plant a tree when the potted tree is root bound? What does that mean and how to fix it? What is a tree flare that needs to be exposed and why?

Speaking of planting trees, Let's Tree Wilmot has 3 tree planting events coming soon. Sharpen your shovel and join us.
Saturdays  9:00 am to noon 
October    1
6,    Mannheim Community Center
                  23,    Petersburg Community Park
November   6     Mike Schout Wetlands, New Hamburg
For more information and to register go to REGISTER
Once you register, info on what to wear, bring, and what to expect will be emailed to you. 

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The leaves have begun to fall. Consider using your leaves as mulch in your gardens or under your trees just like in the forests. Here is an article on the role of Leaving the Leaves in the cycle of life. CLICK here to read. 

More Webinars: 

If you are looking at the Let's Talk Healthy Trees Webinar, the same NVEB YouTube channel has the Let's Talk Native Plants webinar still posted. 

Recently I watched RESTORATION AND RECIPROCITY with Robin Wall Kimmerer who wrote the book 'Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants". It is excellent. CLICK here to watch. It is available until October 18th. 

Another excellent webinar is “The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees” by Dr. Doug Tallamy. offers a month-by-month guide to observing and identifying the growth of oak trees and the living creatures that depend upon oaks for food and shelter. Oaks perform critical ecological functions: they support biodiversity, sequester carbon, stabilize soil, produce high-quality persistent leaf litter, and promote healthy watersheds. CLICK here to watch. He is a great presenter. Search YouTube for other webinars by Doug Tallamy. Learn why native plants are important. 

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